Technistone and Silestone both are different brands of quartz worktops, falling under the category of engineered stone worktops. They offer the best of natural stone worktops with the added advantage of durability and higher aesthetic value. Their non-porous surface ensures high levels of cleanliness and durability. Read on to find out more about engineered stone worktops, and in particular, the Technistone and Silestone brands.
The most common form of engineered stone is quartz and brands like Silestone, Technistone and Cambria that are comprised majorly of quartz with varying degrees of other surfacing and colouring products make up the engineered stone worktops.
What are the differences Amongst Various Brands of Engineered Stone Worktops?
As in the case of natural stone worktops, there are a wide range of engineered stone manufacturers to choose from as well. The biggest advantage of this competition amongst the various brands is that it ensures the development of newer and newer types of brands in different styles, and colours that offer better choice and are cost effective as well.
Engineered stone brands made of the same natural base material, like quartz or marble, etc. aren’t much different from each other on the most basic of levels. They have similar constituent materials and are manufactured along similar lines.
Engineered stone brands made of the same natural base material, like quartz or marble, etc. aren’t much different from each other on the most basic of levels. They have similar constituent materials and are manufactured along similar lines
What is different amongst these brands names are the quantities and ranges of colour offered and patterns available as well. Some of these brand manufacturers offer more choice than others to keep up with your specific demands.
The availability of the engineered stone in a particular region is a key determining factor when making a choice amongst the various brands, as some of them are distributed within a wider network and thus have a larger number of labour that are certified to install them wherever required.
The following gives a brief description of two different types of engineered stone worktops commonly used in London and their properties:-
Silestone worktops have the largest colour choices amongst all the various quartz worktops brands and are coated with the Microban antimicrobial protection. Amongst its various characteristics, one that gives it an edge over other quartz worktops is its leather texture that gives it a matte finish.
The most widely used Silestone worktops are of the River series that has a non-conformist, non-directional veining pattern that is different from the traditional look of particulate engineered as well as natural stone. Another advantage that this material affords is that it is available in the form of a quartz sink as well to match the worktop and give the whole kitchen platform a cohesive look.
These are also quartz worktops that are available in more than 20 colours with differing sizes of the quartz crystals giving it various looks. The major advantage of this material is that besides the regular earth tone colours reminiscent of natural stone, it is available in brighter colours such as red and green also to give a livelier, happier look to the kitchen counter.
MKW Surfaces in London are certified suppliers and installers of Technistone quartz worktops as well Silestone kitchen worktops in London and offers both these materials in a wide range of colours and patterns, all of which can be viewed on the website Mkwsurfaces.co.uk/. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.